Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
Today’s naval shipyards need to be able to control large programs, agilely manage change and efficiently handle modularity, while providing greater vessel performance and affordability. Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions for naval shipbuilding enable shipyards to build better ships at more competitive prices and with a shorter production cycle, thereby improving future fleet availability, adaptability, and reliability.
Newport News Shipbuilding uses Siemens software to help steer the Ford class aircraft carriers on a new course of digital transformation. With the goal of creating its first “paperless” ship, the company is digitalizing its entire process, from design and manufacturing to operations and service.
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Increasingly stringent emission standards and regulations are forcing improvement in all aspects of ship performance. Successfully achieving performance targets requires innovative designs to be effectively delivered in short time frames. Our solutions enable you to examine every aspect of ship design and meet and exceed required design standards.
Ship construction is a complex and lengthy process that demands careful planning and timely decision-making. Plan, optimize and validate ship construction processes before building. Use a broad range of tools to streamline your process planning workflows, automate non-value-added planning tasks and validate the best shipbuilding plan. These tools facilitate process design and sequencing, production BOM and BOP management, time management, 3D shipyard layout and ergonomic analysis. Control ship and production lifecycles from process planning and detailed engineering to full production by connecting the entire value chain to realize the best production strategy.
HVAC systems are critical for ensuring the safety and comfort of crew members and passengers. Getting HVAC systems right can improve both energy requirements and internal space utilization. Reduce design time and energy consumption, improve production quality, and maximize available internal space with our next-generation software for designing HVAC equipment and systems for ships and offshore structures.
The demand for sustainable ships is growing significantly. By ensuring that future classes of ships and the shipyards that design and build them are fully compliant with both current and future environmental requirements in all stages of a ship lifecycle, this solution will support your eco-design initiatives and help you minimize the risks and costs associated with noncompliance.
Hydrodynamic performance engineering is critical to the optimal design of any vessel. Our solutions enable analysis of vessel hydrodynamics at full scale, and under realistic operating conditions. Use a virtual towing tank to examine any flow or performance aspect such as hull resistance, self-propulsion, maneuvering, vessel acceleration, or appendage shape, and alignment.
Improving fuel efficiency requires a holistic approach to engine and powertrain design. Our combined portfolio of testing and advanced simulation enables detailed analysis of every aspect of engine design and integration.
Sound structural integrity is critical for viable operation, crew and passengers’ safety and comfort, as well as minimal environmental impact. Our simulation and testing solutions can predict fatigue life and hotspots while optimizing a product for durability.
Propeller performance is the key for efficient conversion of generated power into thrust force. We provide all the necessary tools to analyze propulsion system performance, from the propeller in isolation to sub-systems and full system performance for complete power management. Predict propeller performance, cavitation, and erosion using our hydrodynamics simulation capabilities, then analyze noise and dynamic response, vibration and structural integrity with our powerful 3D tools.
Optimizing vessel aerodynamic performance is essential for safe and efficient operation, as well as passenger comfort. Use our solutions to predict superstructure drag and wind loading, and improve aerodynamic efficiency. Assess critical situations early in the design process by using our multiphysics simulation tools to analyze emissions and helipad safety.
Ensuring efficient vessel performance requires integration and optimization of multiple complex systems. Our solutions allow designers to check system architecture impacts on the complete vessel performance before any physical development takes place. Simulate and validate components early in the design cycle, and accurately predict system performance.
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